FORKLAND — The annual tea held here the day before Mother’s Day this year will have an “angelic garden” theme.
Tea organizer Kathy Coyle said the decor will feature angels, waterfalls and plants. Longtime Forkland resident Doris Purdom has created 10 homemade angels, Coyle said.
“They are very pretty,” Coyle said of Purdom’s creations, which will decorate the community center. “She did an excellent job.”
Coyle said she decides on a theme based on simple criteria, mainly what decorations are readily.
This year’s menu also reflects the angel theme. There will be Ham with Angel Biscuits; Clouds of Joy; Spoonful of Heaven; and, hopefully, a “rainbow cake,” Coyle said. The teas again have been donated by Elmwood Fine Teas, which also has donated a gift basket. Danville Bottled Water is providing water to make the tea, as well.
Six different teas will be offered at this year’s Forkland Tea. Samples will be available in the hall for people to taste before choosing which one they want when they’re seated.
There also will be a hat contest. The hats can be of any theme, Coyle said. A harp player will provide musical entertainment.
“I thought that was fitting because it is an ‘angelic’ tea,” Coyle said.
As always, men are encouraged to attend the tea. “We serve quite a bit of food,” Coyle noted, adding last year, a man — one of two who attended — won the door prize.
Last year, about 108 to 110 were served. There was even a bridal shower at the tea. “That was a lot of fun,” Coyle said.
Young people in the community get involved, too. They help out during the tea, Coyle said.
The gift shop and museum will be open during the Forkland Tea.